Would you like fries with that charge? Evie Networks has opened its first electric vehicle charger in the Northern Territory.

    Located at the Marrara Red Rooster in Darwin, the location features two 50kW DC fast chargers.

    Evie claims this makes it the fastest public EV fast charger in the Territory. Notably, rival ChargeFox has yet to open a location in The Top End.

    It’s also the 104th location Evie Networks has opened in Australia. The Australian company now has locations in every state and territory.

    Between now and March 1, drivers who plug in at Marrara can show proof to the folks inside the Red Rooster and get a free regular chips.

    This isn’t the first time Evie has partnered with Red Rooster, with the Vermont, Victoria location of the fast-food franchise also offering charging facilities.

    “Our partnership with Evie is really starting to build momentum and I’m confident the success of this second site in Marrara NT will unlock a network of chicken and charging across the country- leveraging our A-grade network locations, with Evie’s passion and expertise,” said Red Rooster chief development officer Simon Thompson.

    EV chargers are slowly becoming a more common sight at fast food restaurants. Evie Networks has also partnered with Hungry Jack’s and McDonald’s to install chargers at some of their locations.

    It isn’t just fast-food restaurants that Evie Networks is partnering with, announcing last year it’s installing fast chargers at all 14 AMP Capital-owned shopping centres in Australia.

    Elsewhere in the retail world, petrol station giants Ampol and BP are rolling out their own charging networks, using their existing locations to draw EV owners in – people who ordinarily wouldn’t have much of a need to visit their local BP short of a midnight snack run.

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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